They should have a coin of the French marching backwards

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The cheese eating surrender monkeys are having a massive sook because of plans?for a ?2 coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic battle fought by the Duke of Wellington against Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815 because it would be a ?symbol that is negative?.

I would have thought that having an army with a reputation for only winning when not led by a French man and being one of the world’s best at marching backwards would have been more negative.

The French government is attempting to block a coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, claiming it is a ?symbol that is negative? and would undermine the unity of the eurozone.

In an extraordinary intervention, France wants to block plans for a ?2 coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic battle fought by the Duke of Wellington against Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815.

A draft design of the coin was submitted to the Council of the European Union by Belgium, the site of the battle, in February this year.

However, just days letter France objected to the coin, claiming it could cause ?hostile reactions in France? and undermine the eurozone.

Yeah right…what will they do, run up the white flag and set their terror alert to “quiver in fear under the blankets”.

The French letter to the Council of Europe states that the coin would carry ?a symbol that is negative for a fraction of the European population?.

Producing the coin would ?risk? engendering hostile reactions in France?, the letter, passed to the Telegraph by sources in Brussels, adds.

“The Battle of Waterloo is an event with particular resonance in the collective conscience, going beyond a simple military conflict,? the letter states.

“The circulation of coins carrying a symbol that is negative for a fraction of the European population to us appears prejudicial, in a context where the governments of the Eurozone are trying to strengthen unity and co-operation throughout the monetary union.”

A french letter…snigger.

Sir Peter Luff, the Tory MP for Mid Worcestershire, said: ?I?m delighted the Eurozone should celebrate the failure of France to create a European super-state.

?[The French] sensitivity is disappointing and they really should recognise that this is a momentous event in Europe?s history and an important one for freedom and democracy ? which I?d have thought the French Republic would have celebrated, rather than sought to prevent.?

Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough, said: ?It would seem extraordinary that this remarkable 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo should not be commemorated just because it would hurt the feelings of the French.

?The French should grow up a bit and support the Belgians.?

Perhaps French sensibilities can be assuaged by a similar coin commemorating their world champion status at marching backwards.

 

– The Telegraph

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